I had the great pleasure presenting Xamarin Forms at the recent Tampa Code Camp. This event was resurrected from a one year hiatus and a welcome site to the Tampa Developer Community. Many are looking forward to a bigger and better code camp as part of a very engaged developer community here in Tampa next year.
Personally, this was a huge moment in the next chapter of my career as well. I delivered my first Xamarin Session, concluding with three weeks of intense training and setup. It was a culture shock, of sorts, for me to present on a Mac and I joked about it that it was more of a challenge for me to learn a Mac than learn Xamarin! The Mac is a better presenting machine in that there are fewer moving parts to demonstrate iOS development. I still use my Windows machine to develop on. Anyway, it all turned out good as about 60 in my session learned about the Xamarin Platform and Xamarin Forms. For most of the audience, it was their first exposure to Xamarin.
Here are is PowerPoint for the session: http://1drv.ms/1AbKxPp
First photo of Russ as a Xamarin Developer Evangelist in Action! (Thanks Scott Dorman!)
It was a packed house! Greg Leonardo was working on my AV here. It is funny, I once did that for him a few years back at one of his sessions. Full circle, huh?
First Demo, Xamarin Forms Hello World in iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. This got a big warm round of applause!
Russ with Greg Leonardo, Head organizer of Tampa Code Camp.
Fox News has a great piece on the code camp: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26016891/code-camp-brings-developers-together
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